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Family Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Let our dream become your reality. Recently built 1,200-square foot log cabin. Two bedrooms/ with queen-size beds and one loft with twin-size beds. One bathroom, full kitchen and wood burning stove.

This log cabin is perfect for any family who wants to enjoy the Pikes Peak area of Colorado including sight-seeing, biking, hiking, fishing. Mueller State Park nearby, Manitou Springs, a short drive.

Escape the connected life for a few days - no internet or cell service at the cabin! (Verizon is available from some parts of Rainbow Valley, full cell service is available in nearby towns of Cripple Creek or Divide).

DUE TO A RECENT INCREASE IN SCAMS, we only accept payment through the online site where you book the reservation (ie, VRBO, HomeAway, etc). This is for your protection as well as ours. Thank you for your understanding.


- Manitou Incline

- Mueller State Park

- Pikes Peak

- Barr Trail

- Crags

- Dome Rock

- Horse Thief Falls

- Many more!

Mountain Biking

- Ring the Peak Trail

- Monarch Crest

- Buffalo Creek

- Ride down Pikes Peak!


- Historic Manitou Springs (shopping, dining, touring)

- Garden of the Gods

- Cave of the Winds

- Cripple Creek

- Molly Kathleen Mine Tour

- Eagle Ford Mine

30 minutes to Colorado Springs:

- Olympic Training Center

- Air force academy

ATV and Off-roading

- Shelf Road

- Shadow Canyon

- Gold Camp Road

Stargazing - magnificent views from the deck and telescope on premise.

Our Pet Policy:

We ask out guests with pets to please only book our property if you are confident your dog won't damage anything or "go" in the house. Our cleaning service ensures there is no pet fur in the house for the comfort of subsequent guests. On rare occasions they charge additional hours for pet related cleaning. We do not charge a pet fee, but we reserve the right to pass those additional cleaning costs to the guest by withholding from the security deposit.

More Details

Gene and Nancy Matocha
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Gene and Nancy Matocha

Nancy Catmull Matocha went to school at the University of Texas in Austin and Columbia University in New York when she met Gene Matocha. We live, work and rear two children in North Texas.

But we play in Colorado. :)

Gene and Nancy Matocha purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Gene and Nancy Matocha chose Rainbow Valley

A family cabin near Park City, Utah, inspired us to want to build our own. Plus, we were looking for a place that the whole family could enjoy. We found it in Divide. Completed in 2012, we add improvements to it each year.

What makes this cabin unique

Besides its quiet comfort, our cabin is uniquely situated to enjoy so much of Colorado. There's something for everyone - from mountain biking, to hiking to touring - and a comfortable place to return to, cook a meal, play a board game, read a book or watch a movie. Perfect for families.


Rainbow Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Family Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Absolutely beautiful cabin in a peaceful setting!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Gene and Nancy's cabin!! The cabin itself was absolutely beautiful, and you couldn't ask for a better setting! We loved the fact that there was no internet or TV (besides movies). We spent time reading on the deck, playing board games with our kids and watching movies at night. It was great!! It was nice spending time in Colorado Springs during the day and having such a peaceful and relaxing place to come back to in the afternoon/evening. We highly recommend the Family Mountain Retreat!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This makes us so happy! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to have you back soon.
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Amazing Easter vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us. Loved having the games and wood burning stove. Large bedrooms very good for extended family to visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was Amazing!

  • 4 of 5

We had a blast! My family enjoyed every second up there.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the peacefulness and beauty of the home and the property. We will definetly be staying with Gene and Nancy again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin is nice and secluded, wide and I loved the peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay! Beautiful view in any direction, and a multitude of stars on a clear night. The cabin was well stocked with most anything you could need, not including food or beverage. We felt so at home after being there a short time, we made a nice fire in the wood stove, cooked a nice meal and watched a few movies at night. During the day, walking the property, or heading into woodland park or manitou springs was choice. As far as the food recommendations, we tried mcgintys pub and ordered the mandarita with grilled chicken, it was amazing! The only suggestion lol make is to bring plenty of water for the altitude and that having a 4wheel drive vehicle to park on the driveway is very helpful. 10/10 would stay again, in a heartbeat!

Thanks so much!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful cabin, excellent owners!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is wonderful...the location is stellar...Gene & Nancy were a pleasure to work with. Some of the extras provided really enhanced our experience, and we extended our stay mid-vacation. If you're not comfortable w/ mountain driving get there before dark. Our Honda CRV (front wheel drive) did fine, and we learned it actually has "hill climb" assist for improved traction.

I manage several listings online, but this was my first time to experience VRBO/Homeaway as a traveler. This trip and the owners have shown me a new level of excellence!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $150

Check-out is Noon, check-in is Noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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